WHY DO I COACH?
That should be a question that every coach asks himself consistently. There are a variety of answers that will come back, but it's important to understand your true purpose as a coach.
Do you coach to win?
Do you coach for the money?
Do you coach for the notoriety?
Do you coach for the kids?
Do you coach because you can't do anything else?
All of these reasons are realistic and are each answers that I have heard from coaches at various levels. Most will gravitate to the safe answers such as doing it for the kids and because they love to win, but if we accurately evaluate our motives we can surprise ourselves.
Personally, I want to serve people and make a positive impact by helping them achieve the dreams that God created in their hearts. I will work my butt off because I love to win and I need to make money, but my purpose is greater than all of that. My purpose is to help our players see their potential and teach them how to reach their goals. I'm called to glorify Jesus Christ and lead by example though my actions and attitude. My desire is to develop men of high character and integrity who will graduate and become amazing husbands, fathers, employees, and CEO's.
Now that July live period is complete and things are going to slow down for a month or so, I challenge and encourage every coach to ask themselves that question and answer honestly. Think deeply about why you coach and make the necessary changes before the season begins. The more clearly you can define your purpose, the more effective and successful you will become as a coach!
Thanks for reading!